Questions about sailing in San Diego

April 27, 2013 by  
Filed under San Diego Sailing Forum

Questions about sailing in San Diego

1. What is the boat like? Masquerade is a beautiful, cruise equipped Ranger 37 with plenty of room in the cockpit for entertaining and conversation. She has a large head (bathroom), and a comfy salon below.

2. Do all trips provide snacks? All trips include snacks, bottled water, and soft drinks. However, if you have special dietary needs let me know.

3. Can you provide sandwiches? I can provide any menu items off Subway with advance notice. Let me know what sandwiches you want. Charge is 10 dollars a sandwich for this service. For the snacks, there is no additional charge for food.

4. Where do we meet you? I will meet you at 1880 Harbor Island Dr. There is plenty of free parking there. Call me when you arrive.

5. Are children allowed? Children must be 6 years and older. Sailing with younger children can be stressful for all concerned. All children 13 years old and younger must have an attendant adult and must wear a life jacket at all times. You MUST supply a Coast Guard Approved Life Jacket for your child, as we do not supply this.

6. May we bring our own cooler with food and drinks? Absolutely, yes! Please feel free to bring your own food if you wish. However, Masquerade has plenty of cups, plates, cutlery and napkins.

7. What do your clients do other than sight see? In open waters, I encourage people to take the helm and work the sails. People can do as much or as little as they like. I enjoy teaching people how to sail and I will hand you the helm for as much time as you like. Sailing on Masquerade is truly a fun adventure!

8. Will you teach us about San Diego Bay? I have been sailing San Diego Bay for over 30 years and know lots of the nautical information, history and interesting sights. I will point out maritime rules and laws as we encounter other boats — teaching you about right of way and the safety issues behind these rules. I will point our San Diego Bay’s navigation system of buoys, the tides, currents, animals, and Naval traffic we might encounter. I can be as informative or as quiet as you would like. I love talking about sailing in San Diego Bay!

9. Is there a cabin where we can sit if we do not want to be outside? Yes, Masquerade is a roomy Ranger 37 and there is ample room to sit below and take a break.

10. What if me or someone in my party gets sea sick? This is a very good question! People who charter yachts usually know their own tolerance for the sea. If the waves are a bit more than what you are used to, we can stay inside the protected bay. You should consult your doctor before taking any medications and we have found that Bonine or Dramamine taken about a half hour before a sail can ease any symptoms of sea sickness.

However, by the time you feel ill, it is too late to take a sea sick pill, so talk to your doctor and take any precautions prior to boarding. Still, even with taking precautions, sometimes someone will still feel under the weather. It can — and does — happen to all of us who sail at some time or another. Then, the best thing to do is to sit high up on the cockpit and look at the coastline. Get plenty of fresh air and do NOT go below — not seeing the horizon and shoreline will only make your symptoms worse!

11. What if the weather is bad? The weather in Southern California is generally excellent; we know well in advance of foul weather. Nonetheless, sometimes reservations made in advance fall on bad days. If it is raining, we will simply reschedule for another time or cancel the trip and return all of your money. Sailing San Diego Bay charter operations will not force you to sail in the rain or in bad weather.

12. What do people enjoy the most from sailing on Masquerade? Sometimes it is seeing nature in action: Leaping dolphins, or fat, sun lazy sea lions entwined on navigation buoys, or even whales. Sometimes it is seeing the sun setting on an open ocean. Sometimes it is moving out of the way when a US Navy Destroyer or Carrier enters the bay. More often than not it is simply being under your own direction with your friends and family, unwinding from the stress of daily life. Sailing San Diego Bay is the place to soothe your self and simply feel the wind and the sea.

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